Issue September/October 2016

September 2016

Family feud: Pfannenstiehl-style, part II

Last month, the Supreme Judicial Court issued its much anticipated decision in Pfannenstiehl v. Pfannenstiehl, a divorce case in which a wife was awarded 60 percent of her husband's beneficial interest in an irrevocable spendthrift trust established by the husband's father.

Stop, wage thief!

The Massachusetts and federal governments have increased efforts to ensure employees are paid fair wages. These efforts include (1) the introduction of new wage-related laws and regulations; and (2) the increased enforcement of all wage laws. Attorneys advising employers and employees should stay abreast of the changes to Massachusetts and federal wage laws, and should advise their clients about the impact of increased enforcement efforts in Beacon Hill and Washington, D.C.